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I'm mildly confident many if not most of the readers here saw the editorial in the Washington Post put out by Representative Bennie Thompson who will chair the Select Committee.

He does a good and succinct job of why this investigation must occurr.
And he laments....as personally, I do .....that a committee of independent experts on law, governance, and mob violence could not have been crafted to do the investigation. But it is what it is. Thankfully, we have a group of serious minded individuals who are willing to do the heavy lifting to discover ---and report to America ---the details surrounding the January 6th assault on the Capitol. We do need to know who said what to who, who did what, what are their connections, and most critically......what steps need be crafted to avoid such a shameful and damaging event in the future.

These Select Committee folks are doing important work for all Americans.

Her'es a cut & paste of the editorial published less than two hours ago.
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Opinion: We have started investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Nothing will be off-limits.
Opinion by Bennie G. Thompson Today at 4:04 p.m. EDT

Bennie G. Thompson, a Democrat who represents Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House, is chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

"On Jan. 6, a violent mob attacked the citadel of our democracy — the U.S. Capitol — in an attempt to prevent Congress from doing its constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the bipartisan Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol begins its work investigating the facts, circumstances and causes of this assault on our democracy.

I had hoped that such an investigation would be carried out by an independent commission composed of national security experts, like the panel created by Congress after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. However, once the House Republican leadership rejected — and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filibustered — bipartisan legislation to establish such a commission, we in the House believed we had no choice but to establish a select committee. In a recent poll, 72 percent of Americans agree there is more we must learn about that day.

Many of the Jan. 6 rioters have stated in their court pleadings that they stormed the Capitol believing they were acting on behalf of, or even at the behest of, then-President Donald Trump. The protection of our democracy demands that we comprehensively investigate what drove Americans to riot and violently assault Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement officers to access the inner sanctum of Congress and private offices of top congressional leaders, including the speaker of the House.

Jan. 6 was supposed to be about the peaceful transfer of power after an election, a hallmark of democracy and our American tradition. The rioters went to the Capitol that day to obstruct this solemn action — and nearly succeeded while defacing and looting the halls of the Capitol in the process. The committee will provide the definitive accounting of one of the darkest days in our history. Armed with answers, we hope to identify actions that Congress and the executive branch can take to help ensure that it never happens again.

The bipartisan members of the committee believe strongly it is important to begin our work by hearing from law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, we will be joined by Capitol Police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone. These officers will provide firsthand accounts of the chaos of that day and the violence perpetrated by the rioters.

Fanone voluntarily rushed to the Capitol with his partner when he heard about the attacks. As a result of his bravery that day, he suffered a traumatic brain injury and a heart attack. In a video that has now been shared widely, Hodges can be seen being crushed by the mob as he and his fellow officers sought to defend a narrow hallway leading to a Capitol entrance. Dunn was one of the first officers to speak publicly about what law enforcement encountered when the rioters stormed the Capitol and the racial epithets he and others faced. Gonell, a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, defended the Capitol against rioters who hurled chants of “traitor.” While pulling an officer who had fallen to the ground away from the rioters, Gonell was beaten with a pole carrying an American flag.

The officers’ testimony will bring into focus individual acts of heroism by law enforcement that day. The officers will also speak to how, more than six months after the attack, law enforcement officers continue to deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects of that day. This conversation is an important step, as we look to bolster protection of the Capitol and our democracy.

Regrettably, some are already focusing their energies on maligning the select committee before its work has even begun. We will not be distracted by politically motivated sideshows.

This hearing is just the beginning of the select committee’s work; when it comes to the security of the Capitol — and our democracy — nothing will be off-limits. We will do what is necessary to understand what happened, why and how. And we will make recommendations to help ensure it never happens again. We owe it to the country we love to provide the answers that the American people deserve.

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I'm mildly confident many if not most of the readers here saw the editorial in the Washington Post put out by Representative Bennie Thompson who will chair the Select Committee.

He does a good and succinct job of why this investigation must occurr.
And he laments....as personally, I do .....that a committee of independent experts on law, governance, and mob violence could not have been crafted to do the investigation. But it is what it is. Thankfully, we have a group of serious minded individuals who are willing to do the heavy lifting to discover ---and report to America ---the details surrounding the January 6th assault on the Capitol. We do need to know who said what to who, who did what, what are their connections, and most critically......what steps need be crafted to avoid such a shameful and damaging event in the future.

These Select Committee folks are doing important work for all Americans.

Her'es a cut & paste of the editorial published less than two hours ago.
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Opinion: We have started investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Nothing will be off-limits.
Opinion by Bennie G. Thompson Today at 4:04 p.m. EDT

Bennie G. Thompson, a Democrat who represents Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House, is chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

"On Jan. 6, a violent mob attacked the citadel of our democracy — the U.S. Capitol — in an attempt to prevent Congress from doing its constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the bipartisan Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol begins its work investigating the facts, circumstances and causes of this assault on our democracy.

I had hoped that such an investigation would be carried out by an independent commission composed of national security experts, like the panel created by Congress after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. However, once the House Republican leadership rejected — and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filibustered — bipartisan legislation to establish such a commission, we in the House believed we had no choice but to establish a select committee. In a recent poll, 72 percent of Americans agree there is more we must learn about that day.


Many of the Jan. 6 rioters have stated in their court pleadings that they stormed the Capitol believing they were acting on behalf of, or even at the behest of, then-President Donald Trump. The protection of our democracy demands that we comprehensively investigate what drove Americans to riot and violently assault Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement officers to access the inner sanctum of Congress and private offices of top congressional leaders, including the speaker of the House.

Jan. 6 was supposed to be about the peaceful transfer of power after an election, a hallmark of democracy and our American tradition. The rioters went to the Capitol that day to obstruct this solemn action — and nearly succeeded while defacing and looting the halls of the Capitol in the process. The committee will provide the definitive accounting of one of the darkest days in our history. Armed with answers, we hope to identify actions that Congress and the executive branch can take to help ensure that it never happens again.

The bipartisan members of the committee believe strongly it is important to begin our work by hearing from law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, we will be joined by Capitol Police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone. These officers will provide firsthand accounts of the chaos of that day and the violence perpetrated by the rioters.

Fanone voluntarily rushed to the Capitol with his partner when he heard about the attacks. As a result of his bravery that day, he suffered a traumatic brain injury and a heart attack. In a video that has now been shared widely, Hodges can be seen being crushed by the mob as he and his fellow officers sought to defend a narrow hallway leading to a Capitol entrance. Dunn was one of the first officers to speak publicly about what law enforcement encountered when the rioters stormed the Capitol and the racial epithets he and others faced. Gonell, a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, defended the Capitol against rioters who hurled chants of “traitor.” While pulling an officer who had fallen to the ground away from the rioters, Gonell was beaten with a pole carrying an American flag.

The officers’ testimony will bring into focus individual acts of heroism by law enforcement that day. The officers will also speak to how, more than six months after the attack, law enforcement officers continue to deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects of that day. This conversation is an important step, as we look to bolster protection of the Capitol and our democracy.

Regrettably, some are already focusing their energies on maligning the select committee before its work has even begun. We will not be distracted by politically motivated sideshows.

This hearing is just the beginning of the select committee’s work; when it comes to the security of the Capitol — and our democracy — nothing will be off-limits. We will do what is necessary to understand what happened, why and how. And we will make recommendations to help ensure it never happens again. We owe it to the country we love to provide the answers that the American people deserve.

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We will not be distracted by politically motivated sideshows.

Because we are going to be the only politically motivated sideshow that will be allowed any attention.

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I'm mildly confident many if not most of the readers here saw the editorial in the Washington Post put out by Representative Bennie Thompson who will chair the Select Committee.

He does a good and succinct job of why this investigation must occurr.
And he laments....as personally, I do .....that a committee of independent experts on law, governance, and mob violence could not have been crafted to do the investigation. But it is what it is. Thankfully, we have a group of serious minded individuals who are willing to do the heavy lifting to discover ---and report to America ---the details surrounding the January 6th assault on the Capitol. We do need to know who said what to who, who did what, what are their connections, and most critically......what steps need be crafted to avoid such a shameful and damaging event in the future.

These Select Committee folks are doing important work for all Americans.

Her'es a cut & paste of the editorial published less than two hours ago.
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Opinion: We have started investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Nothing will be off-limits.
Opinion by Bennie G. Thompson Today at 4:04 p.m. EDT

Bennie G. Thompson, a Democrat who represents Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House, is chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

"On Jan. 6, a violent mob attacked the citadel of our democracy — the U.S. Capitol — in an attempt to prevent Congress from doing its constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the bipartisan Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol begins its work investigating the facts, circumstances and causes of this assault on our democracy.

I had hoped that such an investigation would be carried out by an independent commission composed of national security experts, like the panel created by Congress after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. However, once the House Republican leadership rejected — and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filibustered — bipartisan legislation to establish such a commission, we in the House believed we had no choice but to establish a select committee. In a recent poll, 72 percent of Americans agree there is more we must learn about that day.


Many of the Jan. 6 rioters have stated in their court pleadings that they stormed the Capitol believing they were acting on behalf of, or even at the behest of, then-President Donald Trump. The protection of our democracy demands that we comprehensively investigate what drove Americans to riot and violently assault Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement officers to access the inner sanctum of Congress and private offices of top congressional leaders, including the speaker of the House.

Jan. 6 was supposed to be about the peaceful transfer of power after an election, a hallmark of democracy and our American tradition. The rioters went to the Capitol that day to obstruct this solemn action — and nearly succeeded while defacing and looting the halls of the Capitol in the process. The committee will provide the definitive accounting of one of the darkest days in our history. Armed with answers, we hope to identify actions that Congress and the executive branch can take to help ensure that it never happens again.

The bipartisan members of the committee believe strongly it is important to begin our work by hearing from law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, we will be joined by Capitol Police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone. These officers will provide firsthand accounts of the chaos of that day and the violence perpetrated by the rioters.

Fanone voluntarily rushed to the Capitol with his partner when he heard about the attacks. As a result of his bravery that day, he suffered a traumatic brain injury and a heart attack. In a video that has now been shared widely, Hodges can be seen being crushed by the mob as he and his fellow officers sought to defend a narrow hallway leading to a Capitol entrance. Dunn was one of the first officers to speak publicly about what law enforcement encountered when the rioters stormed the Capitol and the racial epithets he and others faced. Gonell, a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, defended the Capitol against rioters who hurled chants of “traitor.” While pulling an officer who had fallen to the ground away from the rioters, Gonell was beaten with a pole carrying an American flag.

The officers’ testimony will bring into focus individual acts of heroism by law enforcement that day. The officers will also speak to how, more than six months after the attack, law enforcement officers continue to deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects of that day. This conversation is an important step, as we look to bolster protection of the Capitol and our democracy.

Regrettably, some are already focusing their energies on maligning the select committee before its work has even begun. We will not be distracted by politically motivated sideshows.

This hearing is just the beginning of the select committee’s work; when it comes to the security of the Capitol — and our democracy — nothing will be off-limits. We will do what is necessary to understand what happened, why and how. And we will make recommendations to help ensure it never happens again. We owe it to the country we love to provide the answers that the American people deserve.

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What insight do you have to offer the forum after you've read Representative Thompson's editorial?
Insight?.... I got yer insight...

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It's only honorable that the murder of the unarmed female protestor at the Capitol that day be considered an insurrection while the real insurrection that's lasted well over a year be ignored.

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It's only honorable that the murder of the unarmed female protestor at the Capitol that day be considered an insurrection while the real insurrection that's lasted well over a year be ignored.

*****SMILE*****


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The name of she who shall not be named will not be uttered in this leftbat circus freak show.
 

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The name of she who shall not be named will not be uttered in this leftbat circus freak show.
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Or the fact that the only people who carried firearms that day are the ones who shot she who shall not be named.

It's only honorable for those who survived the brutal insurrection of that day by the unarmed peaceful protestors.

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Tomorrow, as I understand it, there will be officers who were on duty that day being questioned by the Select Committee.
They will be asked about their view of what happened to them, how they reacted, and how the mob reacted to them.
The answers to such questions will make for gripping TV.
And likely will sadden many American.

Another question, that I hope will be asked of them will be: Did President Don Trump on January 6th or any day thereafter contact you to express his sympathy, gratitude or appreciation for your sacrifice in protecting the Capitol of the United States of America?
 

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Tomorrow, as I understand it, there will be officers who were on duty that day being questioned by the Select Committee.
They will be asked about their view of what happened to them, how they reacted, and how the mob reacted to them.
The answers to such questions will make for gripping TV.
And likely will sadden many American.

Another question, that I hope will be asked of them will be: Did President Don Trump on January 6th or any day thereafter contact you to express his sympathy, gratitude or appreciation for your sacrifice in protecting the Capitol of the United States of America?
IOW, they'll be shifting the blame from those who turned a deaf ear for adequate security on 6 Jan, to yet another ORANGE MAN BAAAAD! shit show.

You fascist slugs are absolutely shameless.
 

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Tomorrow, as I understand it, there will be officers who were on duty that day being questioned by the Select Committee.
They will be asked about their view of what happened to them, how they reacted, and how the mob reacted to them.
The answers to such questions will make for gripping TV.
And likely will sadden many American.

Another question, that I hope will be asked of them will be: Did President Don Trump on January 6th or any day thereafter contact you to express his sympathy, gratitude or appreciation for your sacrifice in protecting the Capitol of the United States of America?

The answers to such questions will make for gripping TV.

The answers will be crafted to insure they still have their jobs tomorrow
 

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I'm mildly confident many if not most of the readers here saw the editorial in the Washington Post put out by Representative Bennie Thompson who will chair the Select Committee.

I only read the feces contained therein if someone else pays for it. I wouldn't give them a dime.
 

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What insight do you have to offer the forum after you've read Representative Thompson's editorial?
Not too sharp, are you? I believe Because we are going to be the only politically motivated sideshow, offers us all the insight we need. Much more than Thompson's claptrap did. Way more truthful as well.
 

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Will House and Senate Dems who encouraged the 100+ Dem riots in the months leading up to Jan 6th be investigated?
 

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I'm mildly confident many if not most of the readers here saw the editorial in the Washington Post put out by Representative Bennie Thompson who will chair the Select Committee.

He does a good and succinct job of why this investigation must occurr.
And he laments....as personally, I do .....that a committee of independent experts on law, governance, and mob violence could not have been crafted to do the investigation. But it is what it is. Thankfully, we have a group of serious minded individuals who are willing to do the heavy lifting to discover ---and report to America ---the details surrounding the January 6th assault on the Capitol. We do need to know who said what to who, who did what, what are their connections, and most critically......what steps need be crafted to avoid such a shameful and damaging event in the future.

These Select Committee folks are doing important work for all Americans.

Her'es a cut & paste of the editorial published less than two hours ago.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Opinion: We have started investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Nothing will be off-limits.
Opinion by Bennie G. Thompson Today at 4:04 p.m. EDT

Bennie G. Thompson, a Democrat who represents Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House, is chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

"On Jan. 6, a violent mob attacked the citadel of our democracy — the U.S. Capitol — in an attempt to prevent Congress from doing its constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the bipartisan Select Committee on the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol begins its work investigating the facts, circumstances and causes of this assault on our democracy.

I had hoped that such an investigation would be carried out by an independent commission composed of national security experts, like the panel created by Congress after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. However, once the House Republican leadership rejected — and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filibustered — bipartisan legislation to establish such a commission, we in the House believed we had no choice but to establish a select committee. In a recent poll, 72 percent of Americans agree there is more we must learn about that day.


Many of the Jan. 6 rioters have stated in their court pleadings that they stormed the Capitol believing they were acting on behalf of, or even at the behest of, then-President Donald Trump. The protection of our democracy demands that we comprehensively investigate what drove Americans to riot and violently assault Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement officers to access the inner sanctum of Congress and private offices of top congressional leaders, including the speaker of the House.

Jan. 6 was supposed to be about the peaceful transfer of power after an election, a hallmark of democracy and our American tradition. The rioters went to the Capitol that day to obstruct this solemn action — and nearly succeeded while defacing and looting the halls of the Capitol in the process. The committee will provide the definitive accounting of one of the darkest days in our history. Armed with answers, we hope to identify actions that Congress and the executive branch can take to help ensure that it never happens again.

The bipartisan members of the committee believe strongly it is important to begin our work by hearing from law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Tuesday, we will be joined by Capitol Police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone. These officers will provide firsthand accounts of the chaos of that day and the violence perpetrated by the rioters.

Fanone voluntarily rushed to the Capitol with his partner when he heard about the attacks. As a result of his bravery that day, he suffered a traumatic brain injury and a heart attack. In a video that has now been shared widely, Hodges can be seen being crushed by the mob as he and his fellow officers sought to defend a narrow hallway leading to a Capitol entrance. Dunn was one of the first officers to speak publicly about what law enforcement encountered when the rioters stormed the Capitol and the racial epithets he and others faced. Gonell, a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, defended the Capitol against rioters who hurled chants of “traitor.” While pulling an officer who had fallen to the ground away from the rioters, Gonell was beaten with a pole carrying an American flag.

The officers’ testimony will bring into focus individual acts of heroism by law enforcement that day. The officers will also speak to how, more than six months after the attack, law enforcement officers continue to deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects of that day. This conversation is an important step, as we look to bolster protection of the Capitol and our democracy.

Regrettably, some are already focusing their energies on maligning the select committee before its work has even begun. We will not be distracted by politically motivated sideshows.

This hearing is just the beginning of the select committee’s work; when it comes to the security of the Capitol — and our democracy — nothing will be off-limits. We will do what is necessary to understand what happened, why and how. And we will make recommendations to help ensure it never happens again. We owe it to the country we love to provide the answers that the American people deserve.

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frankly, i’ve accepted the results of all the prior investigations, including the experts at the DOJ.

I am a little disappointed that the dems rejected this opportunity to appoint a team of experts to investigate all political violence that exploded in Nov 2016 and well still continues
 
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"I only read the feces contained therein if someone else pays for it."

Well, poster Billy, you got a bingo.

I already paid for it.

So you can go right ahead and read it.

All I want to do is to bring peace to the peoples of the world.

So, after you've read the editorial .... please come back to this venue and share with the forum members what you thought of the Committee Chairman's message.

Thanx, in advance.
 

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